WAMC coming to SUNY New Paltz for live interview with new President
NEW PALTZ – State University of New York at New Paltz President Donald P. Christian will be interviewed by WAMC’s President and CEO Alan Chartock on the New Paltz campus on Thursday, April 26 at 3 p.m. The live to tape radio show, A Conversation with…, will be held in the Parker Theatre, is free and open to the public.
During the one-hour program, Chartock will interview Christian about his first year as president of the university, as well as his long career in education. The interview will be followed by a meet and greet reception in the Student Union Building’s Multi-Purpose Room lobby. Student Ambassadors will be available to provide a tour of campus to community members at 4:30 p.m. Tour will include the Dorsky Museum, academic corridor, upcoming and current construction projects and a residence hall room.
“The State University of New York at New Paltz has provided the perfect opportunity to bring one of our most loved programs to the Hudson Valley,” says WAMC’s Alan Chartock. “Combining that with a live audience for the show, it’s a win for everyone.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to speak about my leadership vision for SUNY New Paltz with Alan Chartock for WAMC on the occasion of my inauguration,” President Christian said. “By making the interview a public event open to the campus and local community, we hope to reinforce the role of SUNY New Paltz in serving the region as a cultural and intellectual hub. Doing this interview with Alan Chartock, a retired New Paltz faculty member and the publisher of our prized Legislative Gazette, is icing on the cake.”
President Christian will join a long list of notable guests on A Conversation with…, which include folk singer Pete Seeger, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Oscar winning actor F. Murray Abraham, Chief Administrative Law Judge at the FCC Richard Sippel, and RealAge Dr. Mike Riozen.
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. The station is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. Stations and translators are in twenty-four locations throughout the region.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.